Cat Care Society

Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

About Us

Cat Care Society has been improving the quality of life for homeless, abused, and injured cats for more than 30 years. You are invited to join them in their mission of enriching the lives of cats and people in Jefferson County and beyond. You can adopt a cat, volunteer, or make a donation to help.

You can also take a look at the pet grants from all the other states.

Why They Are Unique

Cat Care Society believes that animals shouldn’t be kept in cages while they wait for their forever homes. Therefore, they are cage-free. The cats in their care have large areas to run around and play in, and a lot of comfortable spots to rest. They also have a limited number of cats that we can admit, which means that once a cat has been here for a while, they won’t euthanize it unless it is necessary for the cat’s health and/or quality of life. There are several long-term residents who are looking for homes, and hospice cats who live at the admin building. They take care of ALL cats and help them to find the right home so they can thrive and receive all the love and affection they need and deserve.


Nine Lives Legacy

Cat Care Society’s Nine Lives Legacy Program allows them to provide temporary caregiver for your cats if they outlive you. This is a major benefit of the Nine Lives Legacy Society.

No matter if your cat was adopted from their shelter, the program is still available to you.

One of the compassionate volunteers or staff members will receive your cat at their shelter. The shelter’s caring on-site veterinarian will then give your cat a physical exam. Your cat may be kept at the shelter for more chances of being adopted or placed in a loving foster home, depending on its individual needs.

You can be sure that your cat will get the best care and affection from their volunteers and staff during its stay. The veterinary staff will also provide ongoing medical care to ensure your cat’s continued good health.

How to Enroll

First, make sure you include a provision in your estate plan for a gift to Cat Care Society. Then, let them know and they will add you to the roster of the Nine Lives Legacy Society members.

The following will be sent to you:

  1. The Estate Planning Notification Form (please return this to them).
  2. The Personality Profile Form for each cat that you would like to enroll (please return this to them).
  3. Place an informational magnet on your fridge.
  4. You can use your wallet ID card to notify others about the plans you have for your pet.

Moreover, you may submit additional pet profiles to enroll cats you adopt in the future. CCS must receive the completed personality profile for every cat you wish to be included in the program. It is important to attach a photo of your cat! This profile will not only help the CCS staff, but also your cat’s future new family.

Cat Care Society should be notified if you are enrolling more than one cat during the process, so they can plan accordingly.

For more information on this program, don’t hesitate to contact Ashleigh Leader at [email protected].

Temporary Care

They believe they have an excellent shelter and that our cats receive the best care. However, no shelter can match a loving home. Cat Care Society offers a temporary care program to people who are temporarily unable to care for their cats due to home foreclosure, temporary homeless, extended hospital stays, etc. The cat(s), which can stay with them for up to 30 consecutive days, will receive food, shelter, and medical care. Then, they will be returned to their families who love them most. This program keeps cats and their families together, and it keeps cats away from animal shelters. However, keep in mind that CCS only has a limited number of spots for temporary care cats, and participation in the program is dependent on space availability.

For more information, please contact the shelter at 303.239.9680 option 3.

Traveling Cats

The cats they care for are not only found at their shelter. They have partnered with many nursing homes and assisted living facilities to bring our cats along regularly to visit residents. This provides enrichment and a change in scenery for our cats, and it is a chance to look forward for many residents who may not be able or able to own pets. Select Petco location has partnered with them to offer cats for adoption. The cats are not allowed to stay in the store more than seven days before they return to the shelter for a check-up. So, if you meet a cat you love, don’t hesitate to adopt them! They can also transport cats to other locations for major events like Pride Fest, Snow Cats, and other major events throughout the year.

Nibbles ‘n’ Kibbles

Nibbles ‘n’ Kitties is a Cat Care Society’s program that provides cat food and cat litter free of charge to those who are facing temporary financial difficulties. So, they can continue to take care of their cats as they may be their only comfort during these times. They can also avoid abandoning their cats, leaving them on the streets, neglecting them, or taking them to a shelter.

Donations of cat litter and dry cat food can be made and much appreciated. Please mark your donations of dry and canned cat food and litter for Nibbles ‘n’ Kibbles clearly. Then, drop them off at shelter during shelter hours. For tax purposes, they can issue a receipt.

The cats will be grateful!

It is open to the public on the first and third Saturdays of each month. You can also visit them on weekdays, but only by appointment. If you need to schedule an appointment, contact [email protected].

Contact Information


(303) 239-9680


[email protected]


5787 W 6th Ave             

Lakewood, CO 80214

You can also take a look at League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) and Veterinary Hospital at CSU Spur.